Copper Spur HV3 Expedition

Four season, free standing, mountaineering shelters

Four season, free standing, mountaineering shelters

You want the baddest tent at base camp? Pitch a Copper Spur HV Expedition and get ready to host other campers when the wind crushes their tent and yours is still standing. This is a beefed up, burly addition to the award-winning Copper Spur HV series and includes a sturdy DAC NSL pole system, steep walls for maximum living space, nylon zip-up option for complete closure, and two doors/two vestibules for easy tent life and optimum gear storage. A lightweight, totally bomber addition to your quiver, this one goes when the tough get going.
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Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight5lb 11oz / 2.58kg
Packed Weight6lb 7oz / 2.92kg
Fast Fly Weight3lb 13oz / 1.73kg
Packed Size9.5" x 22" / 24 x 56cm
Floor Area41 sq ft / 3.8 m²
Head Height41" / 104cm
Vestibule Area 9 / 9 sq ft / 0.8 / 0.8 m²
Number of Seasons4
Number of Doors2
Intended UseMountaineering


Based on the features of our best-selling, award-winning Copper Spur HV UL tents, the Copper Spur HV Expedition is a beefed up, take-anywhere version ready for the toughest conditions on the planet 

4-way high volume hub design increases strength and useable interior volume

Large diameter poles and bomber architecture handle mountain winds and snow load 

Two doors featuring widows with two closure options. Mesh only for ventilation or zip up the nylon layer for complete closure.

Dual zipper door is smooth closing and the discrete seam design creates a clean, modern aesthetic

Dual zipper door allows for easy entry. Use only one zipper for quick reach through access 

Quick Stash door keeper on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy

Proprietary random rip-stop pattern nylon provides maximum durability

Full breathable nylon body adds an extra layer of protection agains the elements 

Large closable ceiling window/vent provides venting as well as optional storage space 

Media pockets located above sleeping area enable clean ear bud cord routing from phones or other devices

One fly vent for increased air flow and reduced condensation

Low Vent feature on the vestibule doors for more air flow while still providing vestibule coverage 

Velcro tabs connect fly to pole structure providing perfect pitch and extra stability

Ready to pitch; with pre-cut Dyneema guy lines and tensioners attached to fly

Dual, equalized Dyneema guylines for added stability and strength in high winds 

Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners improves visibility

Interior guy loops lets you really brace for extremely windy conditions

Easy grip zipper pulls and glove friendly toggles and buckles 

To extend the life of your tent floor, we recommend using a Big Agnes footprint - sold separately

Multiple interior loops for use with gear lofts or for attaching other accessories

*Trail Weight vs *Packed Weight: 

Unless otherwise noted, all published weights in our catalog and website are “trail weights”; the weight of the tent components necessary for setup and function. Packed weight is the weight with everything included with purchase.

*Fast Fly Weight is the weight of the tent in Fast Fly mode; fly, footprint, poles, stakes (footprint sold separately) 

Construction + Materials

Fly is silicone treated proprietary patterned random rip-stop nylon with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane silicon coating

Fly features a unique weave made with a high tenacity yarn and high filament count which increases fabric tear strength by 25%, decreases weight of the material and improves water resistance

Floor is nylon rip-stop with a 10,000mm waterproof polyurethane coating

Tent body is proprietary patterned random rip-stop nylon breathable and polyester mesh

All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)

DAC Featherlite NSL pole system 

Ultralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame

4-way high volume hub pole design

10 interior mesh pockets, 2 media pockets & 10 large aluminum J stakes 

Over-sized, reinforced stake out loops - to be used with skis, ice axe, ski poles, etc.

Gear loft loops included

Footprint - sold separately

Fast Fly setup available

Fits the Triangle, Trapezoid, Large Trapezoid, Wall and Large Wall gear lofts - sold separately 

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What’s in a Name?

The Copper King Mine and Milling Company, established in 1915, ended its reign on a sour note. Stockholders realized too late that the sketchy operation was nothing more than a promotional scam and many took incredible losses. The road to the mine serves as an easy two-track spur off a much larger network of trails just up the hill from our original warehouse.